Doctors

Protesters gather outside the Ministry of Health Wednesday (Aug. 10) afternoon, calling on the provincial government to address the family doctor shortage. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Demonstrators in Victoria call for province to address B.C.’s family doctor shortage

People with and without family physicians converge on Health Ministry office

 

The UBC Body Program requires donations for critical medical teaching and research(KarinKarin/pixabay.com)

UBC Faculty of Medicine is facing a shortage in donated cadavers

The number of donations has dropped from 80-120 to 45-50 each year.

 

Dr. Nordine, a Kelowna-based physician is no longer able to work at a local detox centre because of his failure to comply with the provincial vaccination mandate (Joshua Nordine/Facebook)

Campaign aims to get unvaxxed health care workers back in B.C. hospitals

‘Hire Back our Heroes’ campaigners says an entire career should not be tainted by one decision

 

B.C. Premier John Horgan pauses after announcing he will not run in the next provincial election during a news conference in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. A group representing emergency room doctors across the country has a message for Canada’s premiers: come up with a co-ordinated plan to prevent their workplaces from being closed due to staffing shortages that are creating an unprecedented crisis in health care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Ottawa’s share of health-care funding to be top concern at premiers’ meeting in B.C.

Premiers calling for feds to increase their share of spending from 22 to 35 per cent

B.C. Premier John Horgan pauses after announcing he will not run in the next provincial election during a news conference in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. A group representing emergency room doctors across the country has a message for Canada’s premiers: come up with a co-ordinated plan to prevent their workplaces from being closed due to staffing shortages that are creating an unprecedented crisis in health care. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A doctor examines a patient with a stethoscope in her doctor’s office. In B.C., some family doctors are calling for a switch from the current payment model that compensates them per patient, to one that compensates them regardless of the time they spend with each person. CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Thomas Kienzle

B.C. family doctors say time-based payment model one way to create less stress, better care

Current fee-for-service model pays doctors per patient regardless of how long they spend with them

A doctor examines a patient with a stethoscope in her doctor’s office. In B.C., some family doctors are calling for a switch from the current payment model that compensates them per patient, to one that compensates them regardless of the time they spend with each person. CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Thomas Kienzle
Dozens hold signs and show support at the BC Health Care Matters rally on May 19, 2022, at the legislature for World Family Doctor Day. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

B.C. reconsidering signing incentives for new family doctors following push back

Resident doctors say offer didn’t come close to addressing real problems

Dozens hold signs and show support at the BC Health Care Matters rally on May 19, 2022, at the legislature for World Family Doctor Day. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Dozens display signs at the BC Health Care Matters rally on May 19, 2022, at the legislature for World Family Doctor Day. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

B.C. family doctor shortage sparks hundreds to rally in Victoria

Advocates say 1 in 5 people in B.C. lack a general practitioner

Dozens display signs at the BC Health Care Matters rally on May 19, 2022, at the legislature for World Family Doctor Day. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Dr. Astrid Wells

Chilliwack doctor sounding the alarm over B.C. crisis in family medicine

‘Without support from the health care system, things will only get worse,’ says local family doctor

Dr. Astrid Wells
Dr. Tahmeena Ali says she is reaching a breaking point. (Contributed photo/healthvuemedical.com screenshot)

‘I’m approaching a breaking point’: South Surrey doctor writes

Dr. Tahmeena Ali says physicians’ workload growing beyond ability to cope

Dr. Tahmeena Ali says she is reaching a breaking point. (Contributed photo/healthvuemedical.com screenshot)
Darren Joneson opened Spectrum Medical and Phototherapy in Chilliwack in 2020 and said it’s a challenge to operate a family doctor practice. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack doctor says government needs to re-think how family physicians are paid

Darren Joneson suggests current model needs tweaks to incentivize opening a community practice

Darren Joneson opened Spectrum Medical and Phototherapy in Chilliwack in 2020 and said it’s a challenge to operate a family doctor practice. (submitted photo)
Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake has lost one of its senior surgeons. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Longtime Williams Lake surgeon resigns over Interior Health admin changes

Dr. Dan Brosseuk has lived and worked in Williams Lake for the past 27 years

Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake has lost one of its senior surgeons. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
A doctor wears a stethoscope around his neck as he tends to patients in his office in Illinois on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia says it has suspended a doctor from practising while it completes an investigation into allegations that he sidestepped COVID-19 public health orders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jeff Roberson

B.C. doctor alleged to have circumvented COVID-19 regulations suspended during probe

Interim order affects Dr. Stephen Malthouse, a family practitioner on Denman Island

A doctor wears a stethoscope around his neck as he tends to patients in his office in Illinois on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia says it has suspended a doctor from practising while it completes an investigation into allegations that he sidestepped COVID-19 public health orders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jeff Roberson
Thousands of foreign-trained doctors are unable to practise medicine in Canada, despite severe doctor shortages. (Unsplash)

Regulations prevent foreign-trained B.C. doctor from practising

Despite severe doctor shortage, international medical graduates face years of barriers in Canada

Thousands of foreign-trained doctors are unable to practise medicine in Canada, despite severe doctor shortages. (Unsplash)
One of the 20 portraits of health care workers across B.C. painted by Victoria’s Shannon Holms. The paintings, which incorporate golden leaves symbolizing attributes of each subject, will be exhibited at the Gage Gallery from Feb. 15 to 20. (Courtesy of Shannon Holms)

B.C. artist immortalizes 20 healthcare heroes from across the province

Victoria woman launched project early in the pandemic, wanting a tribute beyond banging pots

One of the 20 portraits of health care workers across B.C. painted by Victoria’s Shannon Holms. The paintings, which incorporate golden leaves symbolizing attributes of each subject, will be exhibited at the Gage Gallery from Feb. 15 to 20. (Courtesy of Shannon Holms)
An Abbotsford doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)

Abbotsford doctor given 2-month suspension for breaching College of Physicians’ conditions

Dr. Daljit Singh Herar previously disciplined for seeing too many patients in a day

An Abbotsford doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Dr. Robert Semeniuk and registered nurse Sarah Wilson, patient care coordinator at the Summerland Health Centre, adjust the settings on a new Phaco unit used in eye cataract surgeries. The Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary is donating $100,000 for the upgraded high-tech machine. - Image Credit: Submitted photo

QUIZ: In praise of medical professionals

How much do you know about doctors, nurses and medical researchers in history and popular culture?

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Dr. Robert Semeniuk and registered nurse Sarah Wilson, patient care coordinator at the Summerland Health Centre, adjust the settings on a new Phaco unit used in eye cataract surgeries. The Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary is donating $100,000 for the upgraded high-tech machine. - Image Credit: Submitted photo
Hope physician Dr. Joshua Greggain is the new president-elect for Doctors of BC. (submitted photo)

Former Hope physician Joshua Greggain new president-elect of Doctors of BC

Greggain was acclaimed by the group’s members and will step into the new role Jan. 1, 2022

Hope physician Dr. Joshua Greggain is the new president-elect for Doctors of BC. (submitted photo)
COVID-19 has raised concerns in doctors over whether their patients are taking the appropriate dosage of their medication (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

COVID-19 may have led to incorrect doses of medications, B.C. doctor worries

Doctors are worried their patients may not be taking sufficient medication during COVID-19

COVID-19 has raised concerns in doctors over whether their patients are taking the appropriate dosage of their medication (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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Proposed settlement reached in lawsuit against fertility doc alleged to have used own sperm

Plaintiffs could share more than $13 million in Ontario action against Dr. Norman Barwin

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A pediatric neurosurgeon in British Columbia is urging caregivers to take steps to prevent children from falling from windows and balconies after two kids have died from their injuries this year.

B.C. doctor wants action to prevent children falling from windows

Dr. Ash Singhal says it’s the province’s responsibility to change building codes so windows can’t be opened so wide

A pediatric neurosurgeon in British Columbia is urging caregivers to take steps to prevent children from falling from windows and balconies after two kids have died from their injuries this year.